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Question of importance.

Say you write fanfiction and get laughed at by a particular person for it. And then you find that same person furtively writing fanfiction while guiltily hoping no one notices. Am I allowed to call this person a fangirl? Am I allowed to laugh at them the same way they laughed at me?


YuenglingDragon wrote:


5. Will you include the god I invented in a future Pathfinder book? His name is Drunkonius and he is the booze goblin that lives in the moon. He's pretty chill for a god, asking only that his followers (Drunkons or just Drunks for short) periodically sacrifice their sobriety for him. Drunkoness is a pretty ecumenical religion and nice enough, though its followers range in temperament from happy drunks to sad drunks to angry drunks. As the High Cleric of Drunkoness, I am willing and able to give you the rights to publish this.

And no, this religion is not at all like Cayden Cailean. That dude is all political with his freedom schtick. We just want to have a good time. Chaotic neutral probably.

where do I send my pledge check? *hic*


Thanks for answering my previous questions. You're patently awesome [just in case you didn't know ;) ]. Here are 2 more for your consideration.

Are there plans for longer Web Fiction stories (as in more than 3 or 4 chapters)?

Also, what is your take on realism in fantasy (as in consistency within a fantasy-world framework)?


flash_cxxi wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Mothman wrote:
Male Starbuck or female Starbuck?
Female. DEFINITELY.

Finally someone else who loves Female Starbuck.

I *Heart* You James Jacobs...

With you 100%.

Dark Archive

Are you eagerly awaiting the release of

Case 39

you can actually just use the arrow keys on the above link site because (with the exception of the Red trailer II) those are better quality

Skyline

Stone

Red

The Green Hornet

Buried

I am Still Here

I Spit on Your Grave (ok I only want to see this because the gal is Hawt)

My Soul to Take

James Bond: Blood Stone ok so I snuck this one in ...

I'm not sure about you but I bet Yoda will watch

Black Swan

Scarab Sages

When are we going to see stats on a Dire Llama?

Liberty's Edge

James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
will we see paizonian run PBP games on the forums them as the DM/GM and "normal" posters like us as the gamers?
Maybe some day, but not me. I'm way too busy answering questions on this thread to run a PBP game.

If you answer everything will you have time? Can I play?

Liberty's Edge

When studying your degree in English, did you expect / hope to end up working in the gaming industry for a living?

Liberty's Edge

If the whole editor / designer / developer / creative director thing hadn’t worked out for you, would your creative writing background have led you to write fiction do you think?

Liberty's Edge

Is deep blue, bright green or vibrant red a better colour for a feature element to the front façade of a contemporary apartment building?

Liberty's Edge

In the near future a scientist invents a feasible, reliable and reasonably cheap method of instant matter transference. Rather than sell the research to the military or a government, she decides that this potentially world changing information should be free to all and publishes all her research and plans on the internet. Soon, functional devices are being built all over the world. How does this change the world’s geo-political landscape? How does it change life for the common person?

Liberty's Edge

In the not too distant future, instant matter transference is made commercially available for short and long distance travel. Official propaganda suggests that the technology is statistically 20 times safer than air travel, with only a very small chance that you will get all scrambled up at your destination or just become permanently lost in transit. Would you travel this way, or stick to more conventional methods?

Scarab Sages

When will Paizo print the template for the Aberzombie?

Liberty's Edge

Paizo finally gives you time off for a decent holiday, and your budget and time allows you to visit seven places in the world that you have never been. Distance, transit time and comfort and cost are not an issue (you have become rich due to Pathfinder’s success and can afford to travel first class, or maybe by instant matter transference). Where do you go and why?

Liberty's Edge

Worst to get eaten alive by cannibals, zombies, dinosaurs, ants, rats or sharks?

Liberty's Edge

Do you have a zombie invasion survival plan?

Liberty's Edge

Does your zombie survival plan change significantly if the zombies are fast rather than slow zombies? If the zombie plague is airborne? If the zombies are Aberzombies?

Liberty's Edge

News of the zombie plague hits while you are at work. As you are preparing to enact your zombie invasion survival plan and/or lock your office door and cower under your desk in fear, you notice Cosmo looking a little queasy, and wearing a bandage around his arm. He claims it is from a bad paper cut but you’re not so sure … what do you do?

Liberty's Edge

Which Paizo employee would you place bets on to beat any / all other Paizo employees in a fight?

Liberty's Edge

What’s better, playing in RPGs or GMing them? Or writing them?

Scarab Sages

Why do people hate Vomit Guy?

Dark Archive

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can we gass mothman?


ulgulanoth wrote:
can we gass mothman?

Holey sheet that's mean.


Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
If something productive was ever said in one of the psionic threads would anyone notice?
There's been PLENTY productive on those threads. I've noticed some of it.
Well then you are braver man then I to continue reading them. What do you think of the idea of psionics working similar to the way they do now except with spell levels instead of PPs, using the same feats and spells that already exist?

I think that's a good place to start, but I also think that it's not far enough. The flavor of psionics is kind of dry—it needs a good dose of real world myth and flavor. As in: the psionic classes need to have names that immediately evoke cool ideas for characters.

"Wilder" and "soulknife" do not do that, but words like "mesmerist" or "spiritualist" do.

Awesome, so when can I start playtesting it?


Wolfthulhu wrote:

Have you read House of Leaves?

If so, what did you think? If not, you really should consider it.

Interesting. {adds to Amazon wish list}

Liberty's Edge

Of the Paizo crew, who do you feel is most likely to survive the Zombie Apocalypse (or at least survive the longest)? Least likely? Who would you keep around to fulfill the old adage of "you don't have to run the fastest, just faster than the guy next to you"?

Who's the most famous person (outside of the RPG community) that you've played an RPG with?

Dark Archive

Holey Sheet wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
can we gass mothman?
Holey sheet that's mean.

originally i thought of setting him on fire, skinning him alive and crushing him with a rock among other things

then i realised i was etheral

and this is a "family friendly" site

so i restrained my self

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Will we ever see a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Horror Adventure Path?


DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Will we ever see a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Horror Adventure Path?

Now, that is a good question!


DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Will we ever see a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Horror Adventure Path?

That would be awesome!

That or something that involves some spelunking in Numeria.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Mothman wrote:
Is liking the Abrams Star Trek movie the exception that proves the rule of you not liking reboots?
Yes. One of several. Although technically speaking, it's not a reboot, thanks to time travel.

I gauge it a reboot since it pretty much takes continuity that would have been and toss it in the trash can.

It's also a reboot that it also involves changes in the characters themselves. As I recall, Spock was not a fellow cadet but had been at least a five years of service under Pike before Kirk got the Enterprise. Scotty also was noticeably older. That and Pike trades being totally Hawkinged for an earlier sentence to a wheelchair.


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
ulgulanoth wrote:
can we gass mothman?

+1 :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
JMD031 wrote:

Have you ever been to Ohio?

Do you like rollercoasters?

Will Paizo release rules for firearms anytime in the near future?

What is that over there?

5. Is it easier to answer these muliple question posts if the poster numbers them?

How does that make you feel?

You are stranded on a desert island with a full collection of Paizo books with the following people Vin Diesel, Kurt Shilling, Wil Wheaton, Erik Mona, and Monte Cook. Who do you kill and eat while the rest of you play Pathfinder?

No, sure, probably, a venus flytrap, yes, productive, Kurt Shiling (because I don't know who he is and thus won't miss him).

Kurt Shilling is a former baseball pitcher and gamer. He is starting his own gaming company. Wiki page

Back to questions!

1. What do you think of the movie Serenity?

2. Do you own a smartphone?

3. Favorite color for a Dragon?

4. What fast food can you not live without?

5. What do you think of the show Big Bang Theory?

6. What is the third rule of Fight Club?

7. What one thing from WoTC do you wish was OGL?

8. Who's the boss?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

joela wrote:
Stormbringer or Sword of the Dawn?

Stormbringer. Even though you asked twice.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

joela wrote:
Red Sonja or Jirel of Joiry?

BOTH!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

joela wrote:
Vancian, magic points, or freeform?

Vancian. Because it's the most fun, least complex, most iconic, and most traditional.

Dark Archive

James Jacobs wrote:
joela wrote:
Stormbringer or Sword of the Dawn?
Stormbringer. Even though you asked twice.

That demon has a lot of competition. Example:

Stormbringer versus Excalibur ^_^

Dark Archive

James Jacobs wrote:
joela wrote:
Red Sonja or Jirel of Joiry?
BOTH!

Down, boy. Down ^_^

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

J If I'm not otherwise occupied by stuff for 2012 (currently waiting to see what happens in September/October) will Paizo be advertising a post for a Tea-Towel Specialist at any point in the near future?

Okay, silly stuff out of the way, now on with the deadly serious stuff.

Nope.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Dangermouse - power-house?

(Actually that one was pretty silly too. Ahem.)

Please restate this in the form of a question that I can understand.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
When will you finally get to play The Arkham Horror?

If you're talking about the original edition released by Chaosium decades ago; I've played it many times (but not recently). If you're talking about the newer version—who knows? I don't generally play board games at all—my free gaming time when it manifests is pretty much all RPGs and video games.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Will there ever be 'cross-overs' between Golarion/PFRPG and another world with another game-system?

I doubt it.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
How many Ennies will Paizo win next year? (Do not count the one for Rivers Run Red in your answer. We already know about that one. ;) )

"Rivers Run Red" won't be eligible for an Ennie next year; it would have had to be nominated for this year. "Stolen Land" was nominated instead. As for how many Paizo will win next year... ask me in a year.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Which Golarion culture(s) play(s) the bagpipes?

Unknown at this time.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Is the Haggis real on Golarion?

Gross. No one on Golarion eats haggis unless they're goblins or monsters.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
How many people on average are killed on Golarion every year by caber-tossing? What percentage of these incidents represent accidents, and how many are intentional?

Cabers, being statted up last I know in 3.0's "Sword and Fist" are not yet legal for anyone in Golarion to use. So far, no one's been hurt by them because they don't yet exist.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Is it true that an Ustalav baron was killed during the Age of Glory by a low-flying tennis racket (or possibly a snow-shoe)?

Nope. Not unless the tennis racket traveled across the gulfs of space and time from Earth.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Do the tribesmen of the Crown of the World play tennis with their snow-shoes?

Nope. They don't have the balls.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
What about ping-pong or badminton?

Nope. Too windy.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Do the Tien play mah-jongg?

Probably.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Dragons in Tian-Xia? (Oriental dragons in Tian-Xia?)

Absolutely. Just as dragons play an important role in Asian myths, so will they play a key role in Tian-Xia.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Will Mengkare outlast the Pathfinder Society?

Since I like the Pathfinder Society more than Mengkare, and since our entire GAME is named after the Pathfinder Society... absolutely not.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Is it cheaper to hire a reliable dragon-slayer or a reliable assassin to deal with a 'dragon problem'?

Reliable dragon-slayers don't charge. They do it for the glory. So: Dragon-slayer. Unless he's greedy. In which case assassin. Unless the assassin is greedier.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
How do dragons avoid being assassinated by the Red Mantis anyway?

By not being involved with human politics, because they're dragons and don't involve themselves in human politics as a general rule, and if they do, the need to kill them doesn't require stealth and Red Mantisy stuff.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Are non Pathfinders welcomed through the doors of a Pathfinder Lodge? What about through the gates of the Grand Lodge in Absalom? Or is it a case of 'non-Pathfinders by invitation in very special circumstances only; we send your head back to your next of kin on a plate if we catch you trespassing otherwise'?

Yes, but they're watched. The Pathfinders have secrets, but they aren't a secret society on their own.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Are Pathfinders in general more violent, treacherous, and/or obnoxious than the devils of Cheliax or the non-succubi residents of the Worldwound?

(And what happened to Belzig's stat block by the way? I don't think it made Seekers of Secrets although I may have missed it somewhere during my initial read-through...)

Pathfinders cover the entire gamut of personality types, so you can't say their more violent or whatever without being inaccurate. And did we ever promise a Belzig stat block?

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
What does the Queen of Kyonin do with the heads of Pathfinder Society members caught trespassing on elven property? Does she keep them on her walls as trophies, does she pickle them in jars, or does she know some head-hunters who know how to really shrink them down and wear them as fashion accessories at elf-only events?

The queen of Kyonin, being chaotic good, does not decapitate her enemies. Nor does she decapitate her friends. So she doesn't do anything with their heads. You may be confusing her with one of the bad guys from Gilligan's Island, although I'm not sure how that's possible.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Is Merisiel the scout for an elven invasion force, and within the next few decades will the other iconics turn up dead, and the elves be running Golarion?

Merisiel's not really a joiner. She does her own thing. If that just happens to sync up with the elven agenda, it's an accident.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Merisiel vs Treerazer - who would win?

Treerazer, unless I were writing the story.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Who would win the rematch?

Treerazer, unless I were writing the story.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Not counting mammoths/mastodons, are there different species of elephant on Golarion? (EG Garundi and Vudrani?) If there are then which ones have the bigger ears?

There are indeed different species, but now is not the time to pull back that layer of secrecy upon the fauna of Golarion.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
When will Gulga Cench show up in one of Neil Spicer's Paizo published works? If he has done so already, which one was it in?

He hasn't done so yet, and is not currently scheduled to do so at any point.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:
And finally, if Golarion has an 'ultimate answer' (in the manner of Douglas Adam's works) would it be 42, 43, or something else altogether?

It's something else. Not even a number.

Charles Evans 25 wrote:

Edit:

Okay, that wasn't so finally, after all. I remembered a moderately important one from my queries list.
When are we going to get another press release from Paizo? Seriously, can't someone write one about Paizo's Ennies success, or the APG release, or something - anything? You haven't had a press release since the end of the most recent RPGSuperstar - not even one to announce that the fiction schedule had been changed and that Prince of Wolves would be releasing earlier than expected, at GenCon.

Turns out that writing press releases are very very low on our priority list, mostly since we don't currently have an employee who's dedicated to marketing or the like. There's pretty much ALWAYS something more important than a press release to be done.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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The smitter wrote:

Five Books everyone not just gamers should read?

you can do less books if you can't think of any, I am sure you are busy.

also this thread is still fun

I would say:

"The Stand" (Stephen King)
"Imagica" (Clive Barker)
"Nightworld" (F. Paul Wilson)
"A Song of Fire and Ice" (George R. R. Martin)
The biggest and most complete H. P. Lovecraft collection you can find

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Alch wrote:

Are there plans for longer Web Fiction stories (as in more than 3 or 4 chapters)?

Also, what is your take on realism in fantasy (as in consistency within a fantasy-world framework)?

No plans for longer Web Fiction right now; we're kinda trying to keep them to month-long stories.

Realism in fantasy is VERY important. Because every time realism is broken, that makes it more difficult to imagine the world and more distracting—only the FANTASTIC parts of a story should be fantasy. If every single thing in a story is unrealistic, then it's very difficult to get yourself engaged in the storyline. In the same way a great movie that has really crappy special effects can still be a great movie, but seeing a zipper on a monster suit or seeing the strings holding the UFO up takes you out of the moment.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Aberzombie wrote:
When are we going to see stats on a Dire Llama?

Not until we at least see stats for a normal Llama.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mothman wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
will we see paizonian run PBP games on the forums them as the DM/GM and "normal" posters like us as the gamers?
Maybe some day, but not me. I'm way too busy answering questions on this thread to run a PBP game.
If you answer everything will you have time? Can I play?

Maybe. Sure!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mothman wrote:
If the whole editor / designer / developer / creative director thing hadn’t worked out for you, would your creative writing background have led you to write fiction do you think?

I was already writing fiction. If I move out of the RPG industry, I suspect I'll go full-bore into fiction writing.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mothman wrote:
Is deep blue, bright green or vibrant red a better colour for a feature element to the front façade of a contemporary apartment building?

Green. Mother Earth will thank you.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mothman wrote:
In the near future a scientist invents a feasible, reliable and reasonably cheap method of instant matter transference. Rather than sell the research to the military or a government, she decides that this potentially world changing information should be free to all and publishes all her research and plans on the internet. Soon, functional devices are being built all over the world. How does this change the world’s geo-political landscape? How does it change life for the common person?

It makes pizza delivery MUCH more reliable, until the point where a fly gets into the machine and someone gets a horrific half pizza half fly monstrosity.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mothman wrote:
In the not too distant future, instant matter transference is made commercially available for short and long distance travel. Official propaganda suggests that the technology is statistically 20 times safer than air travel, with only a very small chance that you will get all scrambled up at your destination or just become permanently lost in transit. Would you travel this way, or stick to more conventional methods?

Yes. Because airplanes are not built for comfort when you're tall or fat or both. And arranging rides to and from is a pain.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Aberzombie wrote:
When will Paizo print the template for the Aberzombie?

2048.


If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?

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